My Appy, Razz, has a bit of a steering problem. He isn't light in the mouth, and tries to go where he wants to go, which can be dangerous, since I lease him from a lesson/trail ride barn.
So, he is ridden in a copper tom thumb and curb chain. I know that these aren't very good on them, even though I do have quiet hands. We have a few bits I can try. I'd like to try one of these before going out and buying one. Also, because of an experience I had with another-- admittedly nutso horse and a hackamore(Trying to fix it because it was too low, horse wheeled around and kicked my friend in the face.. horse was later put down for kicking 3 other people, flipping over while ridden, and trying to kill the vet), I'd like to avoid hacks.
-There is a rubber mouth snaffle with a thick mouthpiece
-Plain snaffles with thick and thin mouthpieces-- eggbutt and loose ring
-A full-cheek snaffle
-A Sharon Camarillo Tendertouch(I'd like to take away shanks if I could)
I tried flexing him with the rubber snaffle, and it worked better than with the tom thumb.
Sorry, I tend to ramble. :P